Project Safe Neighborhoods Rowan (PSN) recently hosted a Violent Crime Incident Review. Members of the community, law enforcement, probation/parole officials and the US Attorney’s office of the Middle District attended.
The review was Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Park Ave. Community Center.
A team at the University of North Carolina Greensboro researched violent crime within Rowan County. PSN shared statistics and data analysis from this research at the review.
Key takeaways from this data:
- Both victims and offenders were often known to law enforcement
- Recommend: Speak to chronic offenders about the high likelihood of victimization
- Drug involvement is high in violent incidents
- Recommend: Target messages to known drug dealers
- Most violent incidents occurred between people who knew each other
- In many violent incidents that follow another violent incident, there are often vigilante-style responses that can be seen as revenge
- Many offenders and victims were on active probation or supervision
- Recommend: provide information on how to decrease risk to individuals under supervision
- Many offenders and victims were involved in a gang, but there were no incidents due to gang beef or involving rival gang members
For more details, view the presentation: Violent Crime Review (PDF)